Cirencester is the Capital of the Cotswolds and is a lively market town. Its street market, held in the large market place, is still a colourful twice-weekly feature of town life. The town’s origins lie in the Roman period when it was one of the regional capitals of Roman Britain.
The award winning Corinium Museum tells this story, and although relatively little of the Roman town survives above ground, the large grassed over amphitheatre is worth a visit. The parish church of St John Baptist dominates the town centre. One of the fine Cotswold wool churches, it is a lasting symbol of the town’s wealth and influence in medieval England.
Cirencester also boasts an arts centre with workshops in a converted brewery, and there are regular craft fairs and antique markets.
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